Kevin Yarr

Kevin Yarr is the early morning web journalist at CBC P.E.I. Kevin has a specialty in data journalism, and how statistics relate to the changing lives of Islanders. He has a BSc and a BA from Dalhousie University, and studied journalism at Holland College in Charlottetown. You can reach him at

Latest from Kevin Yarr

New Summerside councillor 'doesn't want to wait around for change'

Nicholas Cameron won the Summerside council byelection Monday, filling a seat left vacant after the P.E.I. general election.

Montague hospital ER will be closing early Tuesday

A staffing issue will close the emergency department at Kings County Memorial Hospital in Montague at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

As beef prices rise, P.E.I. farmers eye expansion

P.E.I. cattle producers were happy to hear their industry being discussed in the legislature last week.

Fostering children a 'special thing,' and P.E.I. needs more families to step up

P.E.I. is looking for more foster families from one end of the Island to the other, and a veteran of the program is encouraging people to volunteer for this life-changing service.

6 programs in the P.E.I. budget that could have a direct impact on you

From workplace adjustments to caring for loved ones, the budget contained a lot of small programs.

Price of gas up overnight on P.E.I.

The price of gas is up Friday morning on P.E.I., following two weeks with little change.

Fiona costs and inflation take big bite out of P.E.I. financial position

The P.E.I. government says it spent $227 million more on programs than was budgeted for 2022-23, and it is laying the blame on post-tropical storm Fiona and inflation.

P.E.I. government releases budget projecting $97.6M deficit

Finance Minister Jill Burridge tabled her first provincial budget in the P.E.I. legislature Thursday, with an estimated deficit of $97.6 million next year and no plan for a balanced budget in the foreseeable future.

Guilty pleas in case involving full pop cans being thrown at vehicles

Two P.E.I. men pleaded guilty to mischief on Wednesday in connection to three separate incidents where they threw full cans of pop from their car at oncoming vehicles.

Volunteer shortage could end 99-year Old Home Week tradition

The Women’s Institute, part of P.E.I.’s Old Home Week agricultural exhibition since 1924, may be absent from this year’s fair.